Archbishop of Canterbury, German church leader issue statement on Brexit

first_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector Columbus, GA Tags Press Release Service Archbishop of Canterbury Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Bath, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Curate Diocese of Nebraska TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Anglican Communion, Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS center_img [Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and the leader of the Evangelical Church in Germany, Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, have issued an urgent appeal “to all politicians to find fair and sustainable solutions for the future coexistence of the UK and the EU.” The church leaders made their plea in a joint statement at a time when the British government and the European Commission are finalizing a deal to revoke the UK’s membership of the European Union.”Read the full article here. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Job Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Events Posted Nov 19, 2018 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit an Event Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Belleville, IL Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Archbishop of Canterbury, German church leader issue statement on Brexit Youth Minister Lorton, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK last_img read more

Nest House / WOHA

first_imgSave this picture!© Patrick Bingham Hall+ 19 Share ArchDaily 2011 Projects CopyHouses•Singapore Nest House / WOHASave this projectSaveNest House / WOHA Photographs:  Patrick Bingham Hall Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Architects: WOHA Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Area:  2080 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Houses Photographs Nest House / WOHA Manufacturers: KStone, Million LightingSave this picture!© Patrick Bingham HallText description provided by the architects. This house is part of a family compound, and expresses the owner’s close relationship with her grandfather who has his own house within the compound. Save this picture!© Patrick Bingham HallThe design reflects the close bond between the grandfather and granddaughter by orientating the main spaces towards his house and gardens. The living spaces on the ground floor open up to the sprawling gardens, while the elevated private rooms of the owner and her children are sheltered by a gentle curved screen. The shared gardens are akin to a forest with the rooms like bird nests perched amongst the trees. Save this picture!© Patrick Bingham HallThe expression of house refers to bark, branches and twigs. These components achieve a delicate complexity. Save this picture!© Patrick Bingham HallThe rooms are wrapped with a curved textured screen in a timber and aluminium woven lattice in different lengths and diameters. Other than an abstract feature, the screen serves varied functions – It is a porous layer protecting the rooms from weather and glare while allowing filtered daylight and ventilation through; It mediates the privacy of the space behind by adjusting the intensity of its members; It doubles up as a safety barrier at the windows and attic terrace. The play in lines, edges and shadows is extended to the side walls clad in modular timber profiles and panels. Save this picture!© Patrick Bingham HallThe blade walls on which the rooms are perched are given a textured bark-like quality with randomly stacked modular blocks in stone and pre-cast concrete. Orientated with its axis along East-West, the staggered profile of the blade walls, coupled with deep canopies and full height windows, catch and bounce day light and cross-breezes in and through the house’s double volumes. Save this picture!© Patrick Bingham HallThis tropical house within an extended family compound, uniquely expresses its Singaporean environment, culture and context.Save this picture!East ElevationProject gallerySee allShow lessIs NYC “Landmarking Away” Its Future?ArticlesSant Joan de Reus University Hospital / Pich-Aguilera Architects + Corea & Moran Arq…Selected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Singapore CopyAbout this officeWOHAOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesSingaporePublished on July 29, 2013Cite: “Nest House / WOHA” 29 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorGlassMitrexSolar PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemSealantsAGROB BUCHTALHow To Benefit From Ceramic Tiles With Hytect SurfaceSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassFacade SystemsTrimoTrimoterm FTV in the BASE – Backing wallSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingDoorsVEKAFront Doors – SOFTLINECurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsVentilated Facades on Building in PamplonaDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewAccessories / TV MountsYellow Goat DesignScreens – BlossomMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

LR2 House / Montalba Architects

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” LR2 House / Montalba Architects United States Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Hansgrohe, MOEN, Swisspearl, Caesarstone, Concrete Collaborative, Duravit, Kohler, Mr Steam, Stone Source, Adobe, Hydro Systems, Mecho Shades, Minerit, States Industries, Trimble ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Montalba Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Pasadena, United States PBS Engineers Projects Sarlan Builders Year:  Contractor: 2018 Products translation missing: Sean O’Connor Lighting LR2 House / Montalba ArchitectsSave this projectSaveLR2 House / Montalba Architects Housescenter_img Save this picture!© Kevin Scott+ 18Curated by Paula Pintos Share ArchDaily Structural Engineer: Photographs:  Kevin Scott Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project EPT Design John Labib & Associates Lighting Designer: MEP Engineer: Obando and Associates Landscape Designer: Area:  4200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Civil Engineer: Photographs Products used in this ProjectFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsWaterproofing Consultant:Roofing & Waterproofing Forensics Inc.Surveyor & Soils Engineer:Irvine Geotechnical Inc.Title 24 Consultant:PBS EngineersA/V Consultant:Marconi RadioTheater Consultant:Digital Bel-AirTheater Acoustic Consultant:Paradise TheaterCity:PasadenaCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Kevin ScottText description provided by the architects. Designed by Santa Monica-based firm, Montalba Architects, the LR2 House overlooks Pasadena and its adjacent mountains from its hillside perch. This new 4,200-square-foot house is made up of several distinct living volumes and programs.Save this picture!© Kevin ScottIn response to the client’s desire to retain a significant portion of the existing flat pad between adjacent slopes, the house follows the matchbox concept with stacked volumes creating a rotated series of rectangular masses abutting the hillside, each with its own take on indoor/outdoor space.Save this picture!© Kevin ScottSave this picture!Floor plansSave this picture!© Kevin ScottOutdoor breezeways, porches, courtyards, covered walkways and an immense rooftop deck extend the reaches of the limited floor area to the natural chaparral and views beyond. The house includes guest suites, a home office, gym, and theatre screening room, as well as abundant outdoor spaces, all taking in views of the surrounding hills and valley.Save this picture!© Kevin ScottSave this picture!Building sectionSave this picture!© Kevin ScottThe structure’s programmatic elements peel away from the primary group of building blocks and shift to follow the rough slope of the hillside terrain. The intended entry sequence flows with the landscape, guiding visitors along a reaching sidewalk that extends under the mass of the building. The compression of the resulting space offers a unique arrival experience incorporating the natural creek just beyond front door, which is nestled on the second floor.Save this picture!© Kevin ScottFollowing the natural grade, the front stairs create an arching path to a bridged entry portal, all the while showcasing panoramic views of the house. As the front door opens, the dark, angular façade of paneled concrete gives way to a light-filled interior of soft wood and bright white finishes.Save this picture!© Kevin ScottUpon entering, visitors find themselves within an indoor/outdoor living space – framed views of the exterior landscape bathe visitors in natural light and immerse them in the natural world outside. Once inside the residence, stairs descend to a private screening room or ascend to the third floor living spaces. A series of open terraces mirror the interior living quarters, encompassing almost as much outdoor space as the enclosed third-floor footprint.Save this picture!© Kevin ScottProject gallerySee allShow lessBangkok TRYP Residential Building / Somdoon ArchitectsSelected ProjectsEl Recreo Kindergarten / DARPSelected Projects Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeMontalba ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPasadenaOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on April 30, 2020Cite: “LR2 House / Montalba Architects” 30 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Summer Passage of USMCA Looking Doubtful

first_img Facebook Twitter Key lawmakers in Washington, D.C., cast significant doubt on the possibility of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement getting passed through Congress yet this summer. This comes in spite of the fact that political pressure is ramping up. Congress has a long summer recess rapidly approaching. Politico says it’s looking like Democrats are sticking to their ideas that the agreement needs more changes. That may push a vote on the House floor at least into the fall. Waiting that long will only increase the risk of the much-needed bill getting swallowed up in the politics of the 2020 presidential campaign.Representative Earl Blumenauer of Oregon is Chair of the House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee, who talked about the prospects of a vote on USMCA in the next few weeks. At an event last week in Washington, his response was a simple one, saying, “It’s not going to happen. I think it’s very unlikely that something is going to happen before Congress heads out of town on the August recess.”Just over half the nation’s governors co-signed a letter to Congress asking for rapid ratification of USMCA. In a letter dated Thursday, June 20, it says, “Nearly 25 years after passing the North American Free Trade Agreement, it’s time to update our trade policies with two of our most critical trading partners.” The governors, all Republicans, say the USMCA is a “comprehensive, twenty-first-century trade agreement” which will protect trade secrets and intellectual property, prevents corruption, prevents importation of goods produced by forced labor, and expands the agricultural market by lowering trade barriers for farmers and ranchers.The Jamestown, North Dakota, Sun says the letter also reads, “As chief executives of our states, we urge Congress to pass the USMCA quickly so American workers can begin reaping the benefits of improved trade with our North American neighbors,” The letter also says. “Passing the agreement quickly will give our small and large businesses the stability and predictability they need to expand, invest, and create more jobs.” North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, one of the co-signers, says, “American producers are among the world’s best and can compete with anyone on a level playing field. The USMCA represents a tremendous opportunity to advance free and fair trade.” Summer Passage of USMCA Looking Doubtful SHARE By NAFB News Service – Jun 23, 2019 Home Indiana Agriculture News Summer Passage of USMCA Looking Doubtful SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleU.S. Trade Rep Looking for Deal with Japan Within WeeksNext articleCommentary: Know Your Enemy NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

Cameroon : RSF seeks release of RFI reporter held for past year

first_img News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its call for the immediate release of Radio France Internationale’s Hausa-language correspondent, Ahmed Abba, who will complete a year in detention tomorrow, and urges the Cameroonian authorities to abandon the proceedings against him. Help by sharing this information News News July 28, 2016 – Updated on April 26, 2017 Cameroon : RSF seeks release of RFI reporter held for past year CameroonAfrica Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImprisoned May 19, 2021 Find out more CameroonAfrica Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImprisoned RSF_en May 31, 2021 Find out more to go further RSF has been condemning Ahmed Abba’s arbitrary and improper detention ever since his arrest in the far-north city of Maroua on 30 July 2015. He is now being tried before a military court in Yaoundé and is facing a possible death sentence under the 2014 anti-terrorism law on charges of “complicity in terrorist acts” and “failure to report terrorist acts.”During the eight months since his trial began in November 2015, only five hearings have been held and the court has yet to begin considering the substance of the case. The repeated adjournments have been due to changes in judges, scheduling issues and, above all, the prosecution’s apparent inability to produce witnesses. The sixth hearing is cheduled for 3 August.Abba’s lawyer, Charles Tchoungang, reports having been kidnapped and drugged by unidentified individuals on the eve of a hearing on 25 April with the apparent aim of preventing him from defending his client. In the event, he did make it to the court for the hearing, but only just.Tchoungang discussed the case in an interview with RSF.RSF: The 3 August hearing will be the sixth to be held in the year that Abba has spent in detention. But the judges have yet to examine the substance of the case?CT: That is correct. It must be said that his case is special. Firstly, for the first three months after his arrest, no one knew where he was or no one wanted to say. The authorities eventually admitted they were holding him secretly. And even then, the matter had to be raised with the president’s office. He had been transferred to the intelligence services in Yaoundé, he had been questioned without a lawyer being present, and he had been transferred directly to a military court without a proper judicial investigation. During this period, he was also clearly subjected to physical and psychological mistreatment. At the next hearing, we will ask for a special session to be scheduled so that the substance of the case can finally be considered.RSF: So Abba is being tried before a military court?CT: Yes, Ahmed Abba is being prosecuted under an exceptional jurisdiction established by the December 2014 anti-terrorism law, which departs from the penal code. The principles of a fair trial have not in any way been respected. We have drawn attention to these many violations of his constitutional rights and, in April, we asked for the proceedings to be voided. But the judges ignored the request. He is facing a possible death sentence and yet the prosecution has absolutely no evidence against him.RSF: Other journalists who are being prosecuted on similar charges – Baba Wame, Rodrigue Ndeutchoua Tongue and Félix Cyriaque Ebolé Bola – are not in detention. Why is Abba being treated differently?CT: I think he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He was initially arrested in the course of a routine check, but when the police learned that he was RFI’s correspondent, he was handed over to the political police in Yaoundé and was accused of passing information to the country’s enemies. I have checked all of his reporting and it is beyond reproach. In my view, the only aggravating circumstance is the fact that he works for a leading French radio station. As you know, there is a big anti-French current of opinion in Cameroon and some officials may have wanted to pull off a stunt.What we now want is for Ahmed Abba to be freed, to be reunited with his family and, very importantly, to be able to return to work. I am convinced that I am defending an innocent man.Ranked 126th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index, Cameroon has ratified the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which protects journalists and their sources. Follow the news on Cameroon Organisation News Cameroonian journalist Paul Chouta sentenced and fined in defamation case Case against Amadou Vamoulké baseless, French lawyers tell Cameroon court Cameroonian reporter jailed since August, abandoned by justice system Receive email alerts April 23, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Drive-by Shooting Victim Succumbs To His Injuries

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena police officers canvas the scene after two people were shot in a car-to-car shooting on the 1500 block North Lake just near Howard Street in Pasadena,, Saturday, May 23, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone)Medical staff from a local hospital pronounced the victim deceased today, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 12:09 PM.He was one of two victims shot while seated inside their vehicle on Saturday May 23rd, 2020 in the 1500 block of N. Lake Avenue.The victim has been identified as Ray Anthony Magee Jr, Male, 24 years of age, a Duarte resident.The second victim continues to recover from his injuries.Pasadena Police Detectives continue with their investigation in efforts to identify those responsible for the murder.A motive remains under investigation.Pasadena Police is urging anyone with information about this case to call the Pasadena Police at (626) 744-4241 or you may report information anonymously by calling “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website 36 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News center_img Community News Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Public Safety Drive-by Shooting Victim Succumbs To His Injuries Published on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 | 4:27 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGet Rid Of Unwanted Body Fat By Eating The Right FoodsHerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

Waterbodies Lifeline For All Animal Species, Ensure Zero Tolerance Towards Their Encroachment: Madras High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesWaterbodies Lifeline For All Animal Species, Ensure Zero Tolerance Towards Their Encroachment: Madras High Court Sparsh Upadhyay8 Jan 2021 2:13 AMShare This – xUnderlining that “waterbodies are the lifeline for all animal species”, the Madras High Court on Tuesday (05th January) observed that there has to be a zero tolerance for any kind of encroachment at or endangerment of any waterbody. The Bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy observed thus in a matter wherein a plea was filed before it,…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginUnderlining that “waterbodies are the lifeline for all animal species”, the Madras High Court on Tuesday (05th January) observed that there has to be a zero tolerance for any kind of encroachment at or endangerment of any waterbody. The Bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy observed thus in a matter wherein a plea was filed before it, alleging encroachment by local residents in two parts of a waterbody at Ithalar Village in the Nilgiris District. The State respondents submitted before the Court that it appeared that there may be some encroachment. To this, the Collector was directed by the Court to file the report when the matter appears next four weeks hence, indicating that the last inch of encroachment has been removed. In the year 2018, taking serious note of encroachment of water bodies in Chennai, the Madras High Court had issued a slew of directions to the District Collector to ensure that all such encroachments are evicted. Justice SM Subramaniam had also ordered that the encroachers of water bodies and water resources are not entitled to receive any Flood Relief Fund from the taxpayers’ money. “Citizen must feel free that even if there is large-scale rains, then the State is capable of dealing with such flood-related situations. However, the present situation is not providing any such guarantee or scope on account of large-scale encroachments in water bodies and water resources and other areas wherein the rain waters are preserved”, the Court had noted. It may be noted that the Madras High Court had, last year, observed, “An Encroachment is an encroachment. Encroachment can never be approved or allowed. Even Deity as a legal person, cannot commit an act of encroachment. If a Deity in a Temple commits an act of encroachment, that is also to be dealt with, in accordance with law and because it is a Deity, the Rule of law cannot be diluted.” Encroachment Of Public Land In The Garb Of A Place For Worship Ought To Be Discouraged, Says Delhi High Court Notably, the Supreme Court has already held that it is not permissible for the State to alienate common water bodies for industrial activities, under the guise of providing alternatives. The bench of Justice Arun Mishra and Justice Surya Kant heldwas considering an appeal filed by Jitendra Singh against an order of National Green Tribunal which had dismissed summarily his petition raising grievance against allotment of local ponds to private industrialists, on the basis of an affidavit filed by Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority claiming that it was developing bigger alternative water-bodies. In related news, considering the seriousness of the issue, the Madras High Court (Madurai Bench) had, last month, taken suo-motu cognisance of a news report about pollution of the Amaravati River, and had directed the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Karur to conduct an inspection of the River and file a report regarding the same. While suggesting that those who are polluting the water bodies should be termed as ‘Goonda’ as per the definition in Section 2 of the Tamil Nadu Act 14 of 1982, the Bench of Justice N. Kirubakaran & Justice B. Pugalendhi had observed, “Most of the water bodies in India, including perennial rivers, are polluted. The pollution of water bodies is a pollution of the entire land as it affects human beings, animals, birds, plants and thereby, causing an environmental imbalance.” [NOTE: The Tamil Nadu Act 14 of 1982 is ‘The Tamil Nadu Prevention of Dangerous Activities of Bootleggers, Drug- offenders, Forest – offenders, Goondas, Immoral Traffic offenders, Sand offenders, Slum- grabbers and Video Pirates Act, 1982’] Also, in a significant observation, the Allahabad High Court on Thursday (07th January) said that Public land in the State of U.P. is most vulnerable to encroachment and such encroachment “over such public land is not countenanced by the legislature.” Click Here to Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

People urged to stay at home as part of new measures

first_img Community Enhancement Programme open for applications People urged to stay at home as part of new measures Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter People are being urged to stay at home where possible and only attend work if it is considered essential.The government’s announced another series of measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus in Ireland.All non essential retail outlets are to close to the public from midnight tonight.It’s in a bid to allow the health service deal with the expected increase in the number of cases in the coming weeks.All previous measures announced by the government have been extended to Sunday April 19th.Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says people should only head out for essential supplies and other limited reasons:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Pinterest Previous articleDeclan Bonner feels there will be a championship of some sortNext articleCOVID- 19: New measures by Government here News Highland Google+ By News Highland – March 24, 2020 last_img read more

Florida man jumps into crocodile pit, suffers bite, escapes, gets arrested: Police

first_imgWJXX-TV(ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla.) — A Florida man broke into an animal farm, jumped into a pool with a trio of 12-foot crocodiles, suffered a bite, escaped, and was arrested after being spotted at dawn crawling in his underwear across an area resident’s lawn, according to authorities in St. Augustine.Brandon Keith Hatfield, 23, allegedly navigated several barriers at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm, and suffered a bite to his leg and foot, according to a statement from the St. Augustine Police Department officials, who reviewed surveillance video from the animal farm.“Hatfield is seen climbing a structure at the Nile Crocodile enclosure and jumping into a pool occupied by crocodiles,” St. Augustine police officials said in a statement. “Hatfield was attacked by a crocodile and sustained non-life threatening injuries to his feet and leg.”Hatfield can be seen on the video entering the alligator farm at around 7:45 p.m, where officials said he caused more than $5,000-worth of damage to the farm, according to police.At first light on Tuesday, a resident called 911 to report a man crawling in just boxers shorts on the lawn outside. Police responded and took Hatfield into custody, authorities said.While he was being transported to a nearby hospital, another 911 call came in, reporting the alligator farm break-in the previous evening, and authorities realized the two incidents were related.“According to Alligator Farm staff, they were prompted to review video surveillance when they found a “Croc”-style shoe in the crocodile pit and damage to the property,” police said in a statement.Hatfield, who remains hospitalized, was charged with burglary, criminal mischief and violation of probation. Officials said he will be transported to the St. John’s County jail after he is released.Hatfield did not immediately respond to an ABC News request for comment, and police officials said they were not aware of any attorney retained by him.It was not clear on Wednesday evening whether Hatfield had retained an attorney, and attempts to reach Hatfield were unsuccessful.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Hospitals trying to figure out how they would ration ventilators

first_imgupixa/iStock(NEW YORK) –Faced with more critically ill COVID-19 patients than equipment to treat them, New York hospitals are mapping out how they can ration care and equipment in order to save the greatest number of patients possible.In the last two days, internal memos from a chairman of surgery at New York Presbyterian, one of the city’s largest hospital systems, raised alarms that the estimated crush of coronavirus patients within the next month would require 700 to 934 intensive-care beds, well beyond the current capacity.Faced with more critically ill COVID-19 patients than equipment to treat them, New York hospitals are mapping out how they can ration care and equipment in order to save the greatest number of patients possible.In the last two days, internal memos from a chairman of surgery at New York Presbyterian, one of the city’s largest hospital systems, raised alarms that the estimated crush of coronavirus patients within the next month would require 700 to 934 intensive-care beds, well beyond the current capacity.The Queens branch of New York Presbyterian is actively putting together a committee to help make such critical-care determinations in an emergency, so individual doctors would know what to do at the moment it matters most. According to emails reviewed by ABC News, that hospital has already convened an “ethics committee” to address the “triage of ventilators.” In layman’s terms, that is a process that dictates how medical staff would decide which patients are assigned ventilators in the event the number of patients needing those breathing machines surpasses the number available in the hospital.Ethics committees are not new, though few hospitals have fully functioning panels. For those committees that are in place, the types of decisions now being contemplated are almost unheard of because the questions are so rare in developed countries like the US. The whole notion of making life-or-death decisions based solely on available medical equipment is a type of thinking more common to a combat zone than a big-city medical center in urban America.Ventilators, also known as artificial breathing machines, are considered to be the most effective way to treat patients in respiratory failure from a critical case of COVID-19 because there is no known cure for the illness.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has repeatedly said his state’s current number of 6,000 ventilators is inadequate to handle the surge of patients caused by the pandemic that is now sweeping through his state. Cuomo has said repeatedly New York will need for 30,000 more.New York Presbyterian declined repeated requests for comment, first referring questions to the New York state Department of Health and then to the hospital trade group, the Greater New York Hospitals Association.“The conversations are happening,” said Brian Conway, spokesman for the organization, which represents New York Presbyterian and other medical centers in New York City. “We are awaiting some kind of state guidance.”The Health Department declined to comment. Two people briefed on the discussions told ABC News that officials are working to draft emergency protocols for hospitals, realizing that the disease is moving so quickly that it might only be days before emergency rooms are swamped. At the same time, large groups of hospitals are also consulting with medical ethicists to figure out how to set priorities that would allow them to make near-impossible choices between patients suffering the same disease but with dramatically different chances of survival, based on age, medical histories and underlying conditions.According to those policies, patients likely to die would be given pain-control treatment so staff do not use vital equipment that would better be deployed to treat patients with stronger chances of survival.Across the country, top health officials and hospital representatives in Washington state gathered on a call last week to discuss the same wrenching matter: when to invoke “crisis standards of care,” the a medical term for the rationing care and equipment.Cassie Sauer, executive vice president of the Washington State Hospitals Association, told ABC News that details are still being decided, but basic factors to be included in their algorithm will be “age and underlying health conditions.” Sauer also said the policy would likely consider prioritizing the treatment of police, first responders and medical workers because saving their lives makes it more likely that others could be saved in the crisis.“I understand it’s scaring the public,” Sauer told ABC News. “The public should be scared. The public should be demanding action to keep this from happening.”Dr. Scott Halpern, professor of medical ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania, has been working with leading bioethicists to prepare a policy that would be put in place at hospitals across the nation. That document is expected to be distributed early this week.“Priority is assigned to those most likely to be saved, and most likely to live longer,” said Halpern.The scenarios envisioned by people like Sauder and Halpern are familiar to very few practitioners in the U.S, health care system, according to Dr. Dan Hanfling, an emergency disaster responder and physician who wrote a medical paper widely considered the standard for crisis care in disaster.Hanfling cited the 2010 Haiti earthquake as being one of the worst disasters and one that ethicists point to when considering the worst types of choices in medicine.The most important thing, he said, is for health care systems to have plans in place before they are amid the chaos of a disaster.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more